Katarzyna Kowalik: Harpsichordist, Early Music Specialist

Saturday 3 August 2019 8pm
‘The Art of the Duello: Italian Grounds and Skies’
Oropesa del Mar, Castellón Province, Valencian Community, Spain

Royal Baroque present 'The Art of the Duello: Italian Grounds and Skies' - a pro- gramme of Italian baroque music based on the most common ground basses (La Follia, Ciaccona, La Bergamasca,
Passacaglia) as well as the most flamboyant virtuoso sonatas, fea- turing composers such as Bertali, Uccellini and Vivaldi. The afore mentioned grounds were the pop songs of the day, known by all, and trio sonatas gave the opportunity for instrumentalists to pit their technical and improvisational skills against each other, providing a perfect platform for dramatic sparring and dialogue!

Royal Baroque:
Rebecca Vucetic – recorders
Caoimhe de Paor - recorders
Kaisa Pulkkinen – baroque harp, recorder
Kate Conway – baroque cello
Katarzyna Kowalik - harpsichord

Thursday 15 August 2019 3.30pm
Polish Early Keyboard Music - Performance by Katarzyna Kowalik on the Guarracino virginals and the chamber organ.
Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

Katarzyna Kowalik presents a programme of Polish renaissance and baroque music, featuring
dance movements and examples of intabulations of vocal works for the keyboard by composers
such us: Mikolaj z Krakowa, Jan Podbielski, Marcin Wartecki, Jan z Lublina.


Thursday 22 August 2019 3.30pm
Musical Parnassus - Katarzyna Kowalik harpsichord recital Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

Musikalischer Parnassus by J. K. F. Fischer (c. 1738) is set of nine dance suites for harpsichord, each named after one of the Muses. Katarzyna Kowalik presents the last of the suites - ‘Urania’, named after the Muse of Astronomy.


Tuesday 22 October 2019, 6.30-7.30pm
A Tale of Two Georgs
Handel & Hendrix, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB

Handel and Telemann were both forced by their fathers to study law and both dropped out of their law schools to become composers. They were lifelong friends, corresponding regularly and the two even shared a passion for gardening, and exchanged bulbs via post!

Royal Baroque present a programme of chamber music by Handel and Telemann, reuniting them in Handel’s own Music Room.

Tickets: £15